After I updated to ZA v6.1.737.000 a couple weeks ago, I now get *two* alert-boxes when I launch my browser (Firefox 0.9.3). The first box opens before the browser appears (which is what has always occurred previously), but now a second alert-box opens before the default page displays. The IP destination of the first alert-box is 127.0.0.1:port xxxx (xxxx varies; usually in the 1200-1300 range); the destination IP of the second alert-box is that of my DNS-server (I'm on RoadRunner). Both alert-boxes report that the program requesting access is firefox.exe, and when I thought more about that I've become suspicious that something 'fishy' might be going on.
When I updated to this latest version of ZA, I simply 'carried over' my old program-control settings (as I always do), so the appearance of this second alert-box concerns me. I initially assumed that this new version added an additional 'scan' that the older versions did not perform, but now I'm wondering if my browser might have picked up a 'hitch-hiker' program that is launching concurrently with it. I ran Ad-aware and SpyBot, but they did not report any malware, and a full virus scan (AVG Free) came back clean. I read all the posts here for the last few days and saw no mention of anyone seeing similar behavior from this ZA release.
Does it sound like I have a problem?